Wainwright on target for Durham in losing cause
D’Andre Wainwright, the Durham City striker, netted in his team’s 3-2 defeat away to West Allotment Celtic in the Northern League Division Two on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old struck in the 67th minute to put the visitors ahead 2-1 at Sam Smith’s Park.
However, Durham’s joy was short-lived as the home side hit back twice inside of eight minutes through goals from Gil Chapin and Dean Walker to secure the points.
Giorney Rojer, the Curacao Under-20 player, netted Durham’s other goal against promotion contenders West Allotment Celtic.
Wainwright has now scored eight goals in nine appearances, including a hat-trick on his club debut in a 4-3 defeat at home to Willington last month.
Durham remain at the bottom of the league standings having taken one point from their nine matches to date.
The club were forced to search for a new manager after Didier Agathe, the former Celtic star, resigned in the wake of Wednesday’s loss.
“I think it was good to have Didier at the club,” Olivier Bernard, the Durham owner and chief executive, told the Sunderland Echo.
“His attitude has been very refreshing, he had big ideas for the start of his career as a manager, but unfortunately the situation at the club has changed and Didier has had to leave.
“Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to communicate the reasons behind this, but I can say that I am sad to see him go.
“I think he could have done well at the club, but I understand why he is disappointed.
“We are both disappointed because we had a good partnership and having Didier was a big thing for the club.”
Durham are now looking to have a new manager installed before tomorrow’s home match against Ryton and Crawcrook Albion.
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